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Hackley and Hume Historic Site

484 West Webster Avenue, Muskegon, MI 49440
(231) 722-7578
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Muskegon
Type: Historic Sites
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Muskegon, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Late 19th Century homes of millionaire philanthropist Charles Hackley and millionaire family man David Hume are authentically and meticulously restored. Locals forget that people from elsewhere know nothing of logging camps, river drives, sawmills, lumber barons, and Muskegon white pine rebuilding Chicago after its great fire. The tour is a unique experience.

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Norton Shores, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Set in the time of lumber barons when logs floated down the lake to their destination. Exceptional restoration project, complete with carriage and the Hume home right next door. lovely.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you have never visited the city of Muskegon, Michigan you a missing a beautiful, picturquese place with lots of history. The Hackley and Hume historic mansions are very unique architecture for the time that they were built. The tour takes about 1 hour and you learning what life was life in the late 1890 and early 1900's. It was... More

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Oakland Township, MI
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7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This tour takes about an hour, and is absolutely worth the time. The tour guide was quite entertaining and well-informed. He answered all questions, and also had wonderful information about the Hackley and Hume homes, as well as the families and local history. As a diy enthusiast, I was stunned and speechless at the hand-carving in the homes, the beautiful... More

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Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Our family had a great time very nice people also you learn a lot. thanks.eveyone here was nice and they know how to treat visitor's.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Fine tour of 2 Lumber Baron Mansions. Lots of local and family history. Tour guides do a fine job. Lots of learning in a 1 hour tour.

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Lansing, Michigan
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8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Knowledgeable staff made this tour even more special. Thanks for being so excited about sharing your love for this historical home.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

PROS: free exhibits at the Barn; photogenic houses; interesting information about the houses, Muskegon itself back in the day. CONS: gift shop could use more items.

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Folsom, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We've been visiting Muskegon for years and always joked a bit about visiting the Hackley house. Well, we finally did, and the joke is definitely on us. We had a fantastic tour and leaned a ton. Having both houses side by side allows you to contrast the living styles of two prominent families in times gone by. Thee woodwork in... More

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Muskegon
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Hackley and Hume were instrumental in establishing much of what is in Muskegon today. They earned their wealth by being a part of making Muskegon the lumber capital of the world. Their homes show how folks lived 100 years ago.

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